Meghan Markle’s style has been ripping up the royal rule book since she got engaged to Prince Harry. But it seems the palace isn’t thrilled with her fashion sense.
Insiders say that Meghan, 37, has been told she needs to start dressing more like a royal and less like a Hollywood star.
The Duchess of Sussex has a good relationship with the Queen but it has been said she frowns upon some of her new granddaughter-in-laws choices.
According to the Mail on Sunday, the monarch was surprised that Meghan chose to wear the white Givenchy dress for her May wedding, because she had been married before.
She also raised eyebrows with her decision not to wear a hat on her first solo visit with the Queen, to Chesire, in June.
She had been told the Queen would be wearing a hat and tradition dictates that other royal women should follow suit.
Queen Elizabeth is a stickler for the rules and it’s claimed there was some tension between them over the faux pas.
A fashion team source said: “Meghan is being told she needs to start dressing less like a Hollywood star and more like a royal.”
Meghan’s style often falls within the royal rules, but there have been other occasions when she has pushed the boundaries.
When attending a charity performance of Hamilton in August, with Prince Harry, she wore a short, black tuxedo dress — which challenged tradition on two counts.
The hemline was way above the knee — not usually encouraged in royal circles — and it was black.
Traditionally, royals only wear black when in mourning.
Meghan is also a fan of non-British designers while other royal women, including Princess Diana, favoured homegrown talent.
According the sources, the Duchess has been dubbed Hurricane Meghan because she’s up and 5am and bombards the royal staff with ideas and texts all day.